Staff Profiles

Dr Parastou Donyai, head of division, joined RSOP in November 2008. Parastou is a pharmacist and a psychologist. She researches prescribing, medicines use, and medicines discontinuation, using social and psychological research methods. Parastou is Programme Director for the MSc by Research in Pharmacy Practice and Ethics Representative for Pharmacy.

Dr Rosemary Lim lecturer in Pharmacy practice joined RSOP in August 2013.  Her research is focused on improving system safety based on an in-depth understanding of the interactions between humans and technology in the workspace using a human factors approach.

Dr Nilesh Patel lecturer in Pharmacy practice joined RSOP in August 2014. His work includes the evaluation of pharmacists in GP surgeries and of other pharmacy services. He is also interested in the area of Clinical Pharmaceutics (solving pharmaceutical problems in the clinic).

Professor Kath Ryan is Professor of Social Pharmacy. She joined RSOP in Sept 2015.

Dr Amelia Hollywood is a Health Psychologist and a lecturer in Health Services Research who joined RSOP in the summer of 2016. Their research focuses on health behaviours and behaviour change, with a track record of funding and publications in the medical management of obesity.

Dr Wing-Man Lau, lecturer in pharmacy practice, joined RSOP in 2009. Her research aims to improve transdermal and topical drug delivery, and develop novel transcutaneous systems.

Catherine Langran is a lecturer in pharmacy practice who joined RSOP in 2011. Catherine’s current role focuses on undergraduate pharmacy student teaching. Catherine has won several awards for developing teaching & learning related activities and evaluations.

Daniel Grant is Associate Professor in Pharmacy Education & Clinical Pharmacy. He joined RSOP in 2006, first as a teacher practitioner, before being promoted full-time to the role of Lead Pharmacist Teacher Practitioner. He is now the Director of the MPharm Programme and line-manages our team of teacher practitioners.

Sue Slade joined RSOP in 2010 as a Teacher Practitioner/Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.  She works part time for the university spending the rest of her time working at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a clinical pharmacist.  Sue’s role at the hospital also includes pre-registration pharmacist training.

Ravi Savania was recently appointed lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.

Cathy Naylor joined RSOP in 2016 as a teacher practitioner two days a week.  She works half her time as an Education Programme Director Pharmacist at Oxford University Hospitals where she co-manages the training of 10 pre-registration pharmacists and has a clinical role on a Specialist Surgical Ward at the Churchill Hospital.  Cathy has previously worked in Acute General Medicine, Neurosciences and Stroke at the John Radcliffe.  She is passionate about teaching and is also an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University on the Non-Medical Prescriber’s course.

All our Teacher-Practitioners spend part of their time practising as pharmacists in either hospital or community pharmacy and the other part teaching pharmacy students. Currently, our Teacher-Practitioner team also includes Dr Caroline Parkhurst (Day Lewis Pharmacy), Shabina Azmi (Boots Pharmacy), Jennifer Cockerell (Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust) and Mona Qassim (Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). Some colleagues are also pre-registration tutors so they help and advise students on their applications for employment.

Sophie Oduyale and Flavia Yousaf have also recently joined the team as Graduate Teaching Assistants. They are registered pharmacists and assist with teaching in the department as well as working on their respective PhD projects. Sophie is currently working on investigating intravenous drug compatability in hospital practice and Flavia is researching knowledge and behaviours of pregnant women to tackle antimicrobial resistance.